The Jade Emu International Guesthouse
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The Jade Emu International Guesthouse

Area 10, West Gate Village, Dali City, Dali, China, 671003
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    The Jade Emu International Guesthouse Reviews

    8.3
    Excellent
    /10
    (169 reviews)See what guests said
    10.0
    Exceptional

    "Absolutely the best hostel we have been at China."

    Ori

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    September 24, 2018

    8.6
    Excellent value for money
    Recommended by 94% of guests

    Things you’ll love about The Jade Emu International Guesthouse

    Things you'll love

    • Airport transfer

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Currency exchange

    • Daily housekeeping

    Excellent
    Location
    8.2
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    Excellent location
    Popular
    Nearby
  • Yunnan Shaxi Ancient Town76.15 km
  • Value for money8.6
    Distance to city center0.1 KM
    Location rating8.2
    Nearest airportDali Airport (DLU)
    Distance to airport17.1 km

    Rooms available at The Jade Emu International Guesthouse

    8.1
    Excellent
    Room comfort & quality
    Boutique King
    Boutique King
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    • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
    • Smoking allowed
    • 1 king bed
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    Boutique Twin
    Boutique Twin
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    • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
    • Smoking allowed
    • 1 king bed
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    Boutique Family Room
    Boutique Family Room
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    • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
    • Smoking allowed
    • 1 semi double bed and 1 kin...
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    Standard Twin
    Standard Twin
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    • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
    • Smoking allowed
    • 2 single beds
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    Deluxe King
    Deluxe King
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    • Room size: 31 m²/334 ft²
    • Smoking allowed
    • 1 king bed
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    Deluxe Triple
    Deluxe Triple
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    • Room size: 32 m²/344 ft²
    • Smoking allowed
    • 3 semi double beds
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    Standard King
    Standard King
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    • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
    • Smoking allowed
    • 1 king bed
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    Bed in 6-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
    Bed in 6-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
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    • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 1 bunk bed
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    A Bed in 6-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
    A Bed in 6-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
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    • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
    • Shower
    • 1 single bed
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    Single Bed in 4-Bed Dormitory Room
    Single Bed in 4-Bed Dormitory Room
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    • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
    • Shower
    • 1 bunk bed
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    What people love about The Jade Emu International Guesthouse

    • 10.0
      Exceptional

      "Reception has nice drinks and delicious breakfast, and can help you with bus booking."

      Anastasia

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      August 3, 2017

    • 8.0
      Very good

      "Nice place with clean rooms and a nice common area."

      Sara

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      July 5, 2017

    • 10.0
      Exceptional

      "The staff were very helpful and friendly, accommodation & facilities were excellent."

      Susan

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      March 18, 2018

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    10.0
    Exceptional

    "The twin room is nice and spacious, good value for money, be..."

    Anastasia

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    August 3, 2017

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    What they offer

    6.0
    Review score

    "The guesthouse has a nice outdoor seating area."

    Harmony

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    August 13, 2017

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    Agoda Reviews (169)Booking.com Reviews (750)
    8.3
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    10
    Cleanliness8.2
    Facilities8.5
    Location8.2
    Room comfort and quality8.1
    Service8.4
    Value for money8.6
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    8.4
    Excellent
    Robert from United Kingdom
    Solo traveler
    Boutique King
    Stayed 1 night in May 2019

    Very nice guest house / hostel ”

    I enjoyed my stay at the Jade Emu. Staff were great and the location and facilities were good. I enjoyed chilling in the restaurant area.

    Reviewed May 17, 2019
    8.0
    Excellent
    Wiraya from Thailand
    Solo traveler
    Single Bed in 8-Bed Dormitory Room
    Stayed 1 night in November 2018

    Close to ancient town”

    This place is easy to find compare to other with chinese name(I booked 2 difference hotel for to night). It's 5-10mins walk to ancient town. The lady staff who can speak english no so helpful but another staff who can't speak english very helpful and friendly.

    Reviewed November 24, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Ori from Israel
    Couple
    Stayed 2 nights in September 2018

    Incredible”

    absolutely the best hostel we have been at China. The rooms are amazing, perfectly located good breakfast, and above all the staff are super friendly and helpful, especially Jay from the reception was helping us with any small question and problem we had and take care that we would have the best visit in Dali during our honeymoon. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed September 24, 2018
    8.8
    Excellent
    Samantha from United States
    Group
    Deluxe Triple
    Stayed 2 nights in January 2019

    Great hostel for international travelers”

    Jade Emu was very convenient to the Dali ancient town, just across the street. Front desk staff were super sweet and helpful. Good Chinese and western food available at the hostel throughout the day...prices comparable to places in town, always tasted good. Nice selection of reasonably priced beers. Also a very cute dog belonging to the owners who would come play with me! Rooms were spacious and comfortable, although in the winter time it could be quite chilly at night, and the small space heater they had didn’t really cut it. The shower in our room was poorly designed so it would flow down into the toilet area, causing significant flooding. Other than that, it was a great place to stay.

    Reviewed February 15, 2019
    7.6
    Very good
    Yoo from Malaysia
    Couple
    Standard Twin
    Stayed 1 night in January 2019

    Upgrade to Twin Suite ”

    We were given a free upgrade to bigger room, which is very kind of the hotel. The room is quite big n comfortable, except there is no suitable place to hang our jackets or clothes. There is a cabinet like with a hanger for clothes, but it looked like a chinese prayer cabinet display. We didn't use it. As it would scare us in the night as if there is someone looking down (if the clothes were hanged there).

    Reviewed January 08, 2019
    8.0
    Excellent
    Yevhen from Ukraine
    Solo traveler
    A Bed in 6-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
    Stayed 1 night in April 2018

    Very good”

    The hostel is nice. They also keep the restaurant (it's a bit pricy). The personnel were giving me good tips regarding the area. The room was good but the construction work just behind the wall was veeeeery annoying! Though as usual I don't care about outer sounds. This work has been done by the property.

    Reviewed April 29, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Susan from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Stayed 6 nights in March 2018

    Exceptional”

    We stayed at Jade Emu for 6 nights. The staff were very helpful and friendly, accommodation & facilities were excellent. The food was good. We would definitely recommend if you are staying in Dali. We will be returning ourselves next year.

    Reviewed March 18, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Anastasia from Canada
    Group
    Standard Twin
    Stayed 1 night in August 2017

    foreigners hostel”

    First time travelling in China. After we have booked and were rejected by some other properties, we were extremely happy to find this place (first by complete accident). The twin room is nice and spacious, good value for money, beautiful traditional house. reception has nice drinks and delicious breakfast, and can help you with bus booking. Big common area where you can meet other travellers.

    Reviewed August 03, 2017
    8.0
    Excellent
    Goh from Malaysia
    Family with teens
    Standard King
    Stayed 1 night in December 2013

    Great Stay to Explore Dali Ancient City”

    Friendly, Clean and Basic room

    We were happy to stay in this hotel and the staffs also helpful to assist us to plan for our journey around Dali. We have a tour round the lake of Er Hai, went up to Chang Shan Mountain, visited the 3 Pagodas Temple and also have been an enjoyable day to explore around the ancient city of Dali.

    Reviewed December 25, 2013
    9.3
    Exceptional
    dinh from Vietnam
    Family with teens
    Stayed 1 night in October 2013

    Best budget hotel in the world”

    Location just close to old town, clean room and spacious, well-run by good owner, staff can speak good English

    I strongly recommend this hotel to all fellow travelers. The price is budget but the room is modern in traditional context. Perfect staff with international standard bar and menus. Just minutes walk to old town.

    Reviewed November 02, 2013
    2.0
    MOHD from Malaysia
    Family with young children
    Stayed 1 night in January 2019

    very bad hotel”

    i arrived at 6.45pm to check in. the guy in the counter (with terrible cannot communicate in english) said their policy now is no longer accepting foreign guests. obviously i cannot accept this this it wasn't mention during my booking. they simply ask me to get refund from agoda and find a new hotel. Agoda is now helping me to relocate to a new hotel. but for this thing happened to me is such cannot be accepted. they even didnt mention in agoda on their no-foreign guests policy. am now with my pregnant wife and a child was waiting for agoda's help for more than one hour. i hope agoda coulf help me to relocate us to a new hotel nearby.

    Reviewed January 04, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    yong
    Solo traveler
    Standard King
    Stayed 3 nights in March 2019

    Exceptional”

    Love the vibe in the Guesthouse and it's situated very near to the old town. Would definitely recommend it to other travellers.

    Reviewed March 20, 2019
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Kanli from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Deluxe King
    Stayed 2 nights in May 2017

    Exceptional”

    Just outside the old city but a short 5 min walk from the gates and easy to get around. The staff are generally helpful but sometimes quite busy so you have to be a bit patient. Large, clean rooms, we had an excellent private double. It was a rainy few days with little sun and I couldn't figure out how to get hot water for my shower (solar heat for water) though admittedly I didn't put up too much of a fuss for the staff to fix it.

    Reviewed June 01, 2017
    5.6
    ZING from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    Deluxe King
    Stayed 2 nights in March 2017

    good location but poor staff hospitality”

    Arrived in morning. After check in, going to town directly. Coming back in noon with sweat. Willing to take a bath, but there was no power supply. Asking the staff on it, the answer given was it was a blackout. But, I found that others room still can switch on the fans. After checking around myself, I found that the main switch in room was off and the staff was so unresponsive! Then, in the next morning there was loud renovations noise nearby. Hostel didn't give any notice regards this. Can't even sleep well as I need a deep rest after my hiking trips. Decided to check out in noon directly even I have paid for two nights.

    Reviewed March 26, 2017
    7.2
    Very good
    Rossupon from Thailand
    Group
    Deluxe Triple
    Stayed 2 nights in April 2016

    Hotel is not in Anceint town but not too far”

    Good guest house for relax. Staff is helpful. We can book Dali city tour and bus ticket to Lijiang here. It is very convinience. Room is clean but not in Anceint area. Walk to Anceint town around 10 minutes.

    Reviewed April 25, 2016
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Sidney from Australia
    Couple
    Deluxe King
    Stayed 3 nights in April 2016

    Great location ”

    Great spot to visit Dali from, near ancient city and access to transportation. Fun place to stay with lots of atmosphere. Queen room with ensuite was spacious and comfortable. Lots of variety in restaurant. Staff very helpful and English speaking. Would stay again

    Reviewed April 17, 2016
    6.3
    Good
    Stephen from United Kingdom
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 4 nights in May 2015

    Just an average guest house..”

    Location and cost

    The location of this guesthouse is excellent, just a 10 minute walk away from the centre of the old town, and many facilities to keep the guest amused. However, the room was small, dated and scruffy, with a small CTR that only showed BBC world news. I had to share my room with midges each day, probably due to the fact the rubbish bin was never emptied. The shower area stank of urine so the use of bleach would have been a nice touch!! During my 6 days stay my room was cleaned once and that was only because I asked after 3 days!

    Reviewed June 04, 2015
    9.0
    Exceptional
    Voon from Malaysia
    Couple
    Standard Twin
    Stayed 1 night in July 2014

    Great. Enjoyed my stay very much. ”

    (1) Good location, near Dali ancient city and other places of interest (2) Staff friendly & helpful & speak English (3) International setting & ambiance.

    Simply a great place to stay! Never can get bored with various games available. Room clean and well-kept. Would love to stay longer if not for time constraint. Staff are friendly,speak English, and helpful in arranging tours and booking bus tickets.

    Reviewed July 17, 2014
    9.7
    Exceptional
    Paul from New Zealand
    Couple
    Deluxe King
    Stayed 2 nights in May 2014

    Very pleasant stay”

    The guest house and its facilities, friendly people, good walking access to old Dali town.

    We enjoyed staying at Jade Emu Guest house, the place was relaxed, quiet and interesting with its own library and free DVD's, two restaurants, pool table, plenty of arranged tours if you wanted them, Wi Fi and DVD in the room, good for foreigners who appreciate an English speaking owner (Australian), sometimes a bit difficult to communicate with the Chinese staff and they can be slow to get things done, particularly getting your fist coffee in the morning......we met some great people who are now on our email contact list!

    Reviewed May 18, 2014
    7.7
    Very good
    ENG from Malaysia
    Family with teens
    Stayed 3 nights in December 2013

    International-friendly and convenient”

    Staff were friendly and able to communicate in English, easily arranged tour services and provide a variety of other services

    Stress-free and relaxing as there was no need to be constantly worried about communication problems. The guesthouse offered tours to destinations like Er Hai Lake and other services such as free dvd rentals and thursday night bbq which kept our stay interesting and enjoyable. Location wise, it is conveniently situated about 10 minutes away from the old town. Wifi available and allow access to Facebook.

    Reviewed December 25, 2013
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